TABLE-South Korea Feb exports rise 1.6 pct vs year ago

SEOUL, March 1 (Reuters) - Following are South Korea's preliminary export and import figures for February, released by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy on Saturday (rounded):

FEB *JAN Balance ($ billion) 0.9 0.8 Exports ($ billion) 43.0 45.6 (pct growth vs yr ago) +1.6 -0.2 Imports ($ billion) 42.1 44.8 (pct growth vs yr ago) +4.0 -1.0 * Revised figures released on Feb 14

NOTES: - Reuters poll: Exports were seen up 3.4 percent in February over a year earlier while imports were seen up 2.8 percent.

- The average export value per working day stood at $2.00 billion in February, compared with a revised $2.07 billion in January, Thomson Reuters calculations show. - China is South Korea's largest export market, taking about one-quarter of shipments, followed by the United States and the European Union. - By product, electronics goods account for just over one-fifth of the country's total exports, followed by automobiles and industrial machinery.

(Reporting by Se Young Lee and Christine Kim)